The fruit for this wine was sourced from two vineyards situated on the Bellarine Peninsula, Murray Vineyard and Harrison Vineyard. Harvest occurred during March and the fruit was delivered to the winery in the late afternoon. Clonally there was significant diversity featuring MV6, 114, 115 and others.
A small component of the Harrison fruit was destined for carbonic maceration while the balance was destemmed to a fermenter and allowed to warm up and ferment utilising ambient yeasts. Once a 50% drop in fermentable sugar had occurred the cap was plunged once a day until the alcoholic fermetation was complete. The wine remained on skins for a further 35 days and then was pressed to tank for settling and then cleanly racked to French Oak (50% second use and 50% third use) for maturation where natural malolactic fermentation occurred.
The Murray fruit was destemmed to fermenter for ambient yeast fermentation. After 14 days on skins the alcoholic fermentation was complete. The fermenter was drained and skins were pressed. Post press the wine was settled for 2 days then racked to used French Hogsheads where natural malolactic fermentation occurred. Following 10 months in oak the barrels were racked, blended and assembled for bottling with no fining.
James Halliday's Wine Companion - 91 points
As a small producer we are able to give our wines the time and attention to detail that result in wines with structure, elegance, purity of fruit and dare we say it, that bit of X factor.
The fruit from Bromley Wines in sourced from select vineyards from the Bellarine Peninsula and Moorabool Valley near Geelong, Victoria.
Our philosophy on wine and style stems from Darren’s experiences over the last 25 years, tasting, sampling, and drinking wines and visiting regions around the world. Experience in the retail sector and working as a winemaker in regions including Frankland River, WA, Barossa Valley SA, Chianti Italy and since 2007 in Geelong have all influenced stylistic choices for Bromley.
The most important factor for us is that the fruit/site is allowed to express itself in the wines. Darren’s role is to cajole and steer the wines through their journey to bottle, only assisting when required allowing the vineyard and the qualities of the fruit and vintage to shine through.
Utilisation of indigenous yeasts, natural malolactic fermentation and extended time on skins are all hallmarks of the Bromley style.
Our wines should be intense, vibrant and savoury offering an experience in texture and structure with tannins and acidity driving the palate. Wines to be enjoyed with food and friends or in isolation with a view!
The Harrison vineyard is situated on Banks Road just off the Bellarine Highway. The vineyard was established by Richard and Margo Harrison in 1999 when 4 acres of Pinot Noir were planted. Clones introduced at this stage include MV6, 114, 115, D2V4 and G5V15. Further planting occurred in 2002 when half an acre of Chardonnay and Shiraz was planted and also 0.25 acres of Pinot Gris.
The soils at the Harrison Vineyard are sandy loam over clay with ironstone amongst the clay. The vines are situated on a north facing slope and the rows are North/South. The vineyard is hand pruned, shoot thinned and leaf plucked as required to manage crop load and promote ripe tannins. The property is managed utilising sustainable practises focusing on organics. The fruit is handpicked to ensure careful selection with only the best fruit arriving at the winery.
The Murray vineyard is just off Curlewis Road, Curlewis on the Bellarine Peninsula. Established in 2001 by Sam and Jo Murray, they planted 4 acres of Pinot Noir which was split equally between the clones MV6 and 114. The following year in 2002 they planted a further 2 acres of Shiraz and Riesling. Organically managed the vines are on a gentle North facing slope and are planted in the North/South configuration.
The soils at the Murray vineyard are sandy loam over clay. The clay begins about 500mm below the loam. The vineyard is hand tended and pruned to optimise vine load and balance. All the fruit is handpicked ensuring only fruit of the highest quality makes it to the winery.
The Parklands vineyard is just off Steiglitz Road in the Moorabool Valley. Established in 1995 when 3 acres of Semillon were planted, then further plantings continued for the next 4 years. Collectively now there is 7.4 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, 11 acres of Shiraz, 3 acres of Viognier, 5 acres of Durif and 0.7 acres of Merlot.
The vines are North/South planted in soils of rich sandy loam over ironstone clays then there is a layer of orange sedimentary clays. The fruit is handpicked and delivered to the winery in the best possible condition.
The McGlashan Vineyard is found on Swan Bay Rd just off the Bellarine Highway. The vineyard was established by Jan and Russell McGlashan in 1995. Four varieties are now planted featuring Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Shiraz.
The soils at the McGlashan Vineyard are sandy loam over buckshot clay and the vine rows run in a North/South configuration. The vineyard is hand tended to ensure maximum fruit quality.
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